May 2017 in Transition

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Hello Transitioners!

This month we have lots going on with the TTR AGM, Repair Cafe and we’re organising a talk on Climate Change!

It was decided at the last steering group meeting that unless more people come forward to help at the AGM, TTR will go into a dormant holding role with only a few meetings per year and no monthly emails. So if you like these emails or would prefer a larger presence from TTR, and you feel you have the time, please consider coming forward to help at the AGM or reply to this email to let us know.

Other notices this month include a chance to help run Repair Cafe from next year and we recommend getting to Reading Green Drinks for some environmentally themed socialising.

Here’s a summary of what’s on:

In Transition:
TTR AGM – Thursday 18 May
Repair Cafe – Sunday 20 May
Climate change: The Opportunity talk – Thursday 25 May
Repair Cafe coordinator(s) needed for 2018

Around Reading:
Reading Green Drinks – Tuesday 2 May

 

Transition Town Reading AGM: Thursday 18th May, 7.30pm

 

The Transition Town Reading AGM will be held in Room 3 at RISC on Thursday, 18th May at 7.30pm. The event will be informal with general discussion and food – please bring along something to share.

Most importantly, this is where new Steering Group members, i.e. Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Communications Officer, are elected. Critically we do not currently have a Secretary or a Communications Officer. As mentioned above, it was decided at the last steering group meeting that unless people come forward to help with these roles, TTR will go into a dormant holding role with only a few meetings per year and no monthly emails. So if you like these emails or would prefer a larger presence from TTR, and you feel you have the time, please consider coming forward to help at the AGM or reply to this email to let us know.

If anyone feels they would like to lend their support to the group in any of the Steering Group roles, now is your chance! To find out more about the roles email the steering group at steeringgroup@transitionreading.org.uk

 

Repair Cafe at rLab, (C1 Weldale St, RG1 7BX) : Sunday 21 May, 12-4.30pm

Repair Cafe this month is at rLab (C1 Weldale St, RG1 7BX) on the usual 3rd Sunday of the month (21 May). Bring along your broken items to be re-cycled, refreshed and refurbished! Throw it away? NO WAY! Bring it to Repair Cafe! Also if you have your own creative project (e.g. sewing, knitting, Raspberry Pi) you’re welcome to bring them along to work on!

Repairs include:

Electronics
IT
Mechanical items
Toys
Sewing, clothing and fabrics
Tool sharpening
Bikes – Reading Bicycle Kitchen will be there!

In fact, if it’s broken, bring it along and our team of ready repairers will give it a go!

Home made cake, tea and coffee all in plentiful supply.

Everything is free but donations are very welcome to help keep repair cafe (and homemade cake!) going.

If you’d like more information contact us at repaircafe@transitionreading.org.uk and see our website for details of future events www.readingrepaircafe.org.uk

 

 

“Climate Change: The Opportunity”: Thursday 25th May, 7.30-9.30pm, RISC Main Hall (35-39 London St, RG1 4PS)

We are holding a talk on Thursday 25th May at 7.30pm in the Main Hall at RISC entitled “Climate Change: The Opportunity” where Dr Robert Hutchison, founder of Winchester Action on Climate Change, will talk about what we as citizens can do in response to the crisis facing our planet. The talk will be followed by a chance for questions and discussion.

Free event, donations welcome. Let us know you’re coming here https://www.facebook.com/events/1293230750724583/

Repair Cafe coordinator(s) needed for 2018

Rachel and I will be looking to step down as Repair Cafe coordinators from the end of the year. We are looking for new coordinator(s) to get involved in as much of this year as possible and taking over from next year. If you’re interested and would like to find out more then contact us at repaircafe@transitionreading.org.uk

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Reading Green Drinks, Tuesday 2 May, 6:30pm at Global Cafe, RISC 

If you work in the green or ethical sector or just have a passion for those issues,
GreenDrinks is for you.

Come along to the Global Café from 6.30 to 8.30pm to meet like-minded people for a chat over a drink or two.

There’s no need to book – just turn up on the evening. But if you’d like to sign up for monthly meeting reminders, email the local co-ordinator, Kathryn McCann, at kathryn@katcreative.co.uk. For more details see http://www.greendrinks.org/berkshire/reading

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